New bodybuilding.com order arrived today. it won’t last anywhere near as long as you’d think…

side note: Syntha 6 is by far the most delicious whey on the market. hardly an iso (up to 15g carbs per serving), the chocolate peanut butter may as well be dessert.

New bodybuilding.com order arrived today. it won’t last anywhere near as long as you’d think…

side note: Syntha 6 is by far the most delicious whey on the market. hardly an iso (up to 15g carbs per serving), the chocolate peanut butter may as well be dessert.

Home alone for a month means I don’t have to share my kale…!

Home alone for a month means I don’t have to share my kale…!

the-exercist:

We’re always burning calories, no matter what our bodies are doing. That’s the entire reason why we need to eat - It takes energy in order to stay alive. So measuring out calories in terms of only exercise seems so silly. We’re going to use them at some point, even if we don’t exercise with the specific purpose of burning them off. 
So I prefer to measure these calories in the time it takes me to sleep them off:
Donut: 3.7 hours
Egg McMuffin: 4.8 hours
Cookie: 7 hours
Pizza: 5.1 hours
Rice: 4.3 hours
Cinnamon Bun: 8 hours
Burger: 12 hours
Brownie: 6 hours
Fries: 8.7 hours
Burrito: 6.6 hours
A burger is much less intimidating once you realize that you can burn it off by just laying in bed all day. Literally. 

Sleep times are assuming a BMR of 1,500.Mine’s 1,400 - close enough :)

the-exercist:

We’re always burning calories, no matter what our bodies are doing. That’s the entire reason why we need to eat - It takes energy in order to stay alive. So measuring out calories in terms of only exercise seems so silly. We’re going to use them at some point, even if we don’t exercise with the specific purpose of burning them off. 

So I prefer to measure these calories in the time it takes me to sleep them off:

  • Donut: 3.7 hours
  • Egg McMuffin: 4.8 hours
  • Cookie: 7 hours
  • Pizza: 5.1 hours
  • Rice: 4.3 hours
  • Cinnamon Bun: 8 hours
  • Burger: 12 hours
  • Brownie: 6 hours
  • Fries: 8.7 hours
  • Burrito: 6.6 hours

A burger is much less intimidating once you realize that you can burn it off by just laying in bed all day. Literally. 

Sleep times are assuming a BMR of 1,500.
Mine’s 1,400 - close enough :)

(via the-exercist)

I downloaded this app called Meal Snap that’s supposed to recognize food you photograph and estimate the calories.
Turns out it’s actually kinda mean. it’s like, I know I overcooked the meat, but you don’t have to be so harsh about it. It’s still food…

I downloaded this app called Meal Snap that’s supposed to recognize food you photograph and estimate the calories.

Turns out it’s actually kinda mean.

it’s like, I know I overcooked the meat, but you don’t have to be so harsh about it. It’s still food…

Going to post in detail about my squats sometime soon. Lots to tell.

But for now - huge deadlift PR today: 245lbs! Felt like I was going to pass out after 1 rep, but that’s enough for me :)

2,200 calories today - nice little surplus to refuel. Back to the 1,800 range tomorrow.

Back home. Hit the gym on vacation 4 out of the 5 full days I was there (not including the day I arrived), but also had some pretty ridiculous eats and drank excessively on two occasions.

So, we’re back to the grind now. Eating clean (no alcohol, added sugar or processed carbs), trying to get enough sleep, etc.

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I really, really want to be leaner. I want to lift heavier, too, but I think I’m going to focus on fat loss for a little bit and see how it goes.

Also really wish I was still here:

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Game changer.

Game changer.

Weigh In:

127.4lbs.

I was 131ish on Sept 2nd when I started cutting, and lost a couple in that first week, but didn’t do another weigh in after that. I was worried about what my Asia trip did, but it looks like my as-frequent-as-possible workouts, fairly balanced food choices, and miles upon miles of walking kept me on track. Great news :)